autotrophic organism

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Synonyms for autotrophic organism

plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances

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Strictly autotrophic organisms were related to members of the genera Thioclava, Thiomicrospira, and Halothiobacillus, whereas facultative autotrophs were related to the genera Halomonas and Salinisphaera.
Phytoplankton consists of unicellular autotrophic organisms and also includes others that are clearly derived directly from autotrophic organisms, even if they are clearly totally or partially heterotrophic.
Within marine trophic chains, zooplankton constitute the step that channels the energy produced by autotrophic organisms to the secondary consumers.
Algae are a large and diverse group of simple, typically autotrophic organisms, ranging from unicellular to multicellular forms.
The rTCA cycle shown in Figure 1 is the core of synthesis in autotrophic organisms and supplies source compounds for the building blocks that undergo condensation and polymerization reactions to yield macromolecules.
It is noteworthy, however, that heterotrophic biomass (mainly bacteria) surpassed several times the biomass of autotrophic organisms, being the largest contributor to the total biomass <20 [micro]m in the photic layer of both stations in Southern Cuban oceanic waters.